The Land Title Division examines and registers applications to the land title office.
These applications are typically submitted by lawyers, notaries and land surveyors and Authorized Subscriber Register members. The Division is headed by the Director of Land Titles who oversees three land title offices in BC. The Director of Land Titles must be a lawyer, and is responsible for the general operations of the Division, including the operations of the land title offices and integrity of the land title system.
Each land title office is headed by a Registrar of Land Titles. Registrars oversee the Deputy Registrars, Examiners of Title, and the other staff employed at the land title offices. Registrars and Deputy Registrars must either be lawyers or individuals with significant experience working in a land title office. The Registrars are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the land title register and all registration decisions within their respective land title offices.
Land Title Division employees can only provide information about land title practice requirements, how to search the register and what registrations have occurred under the Land Title Act. They are experts in land title registration matters, but they are not legal professionals. Land title employees are strictly prohibited by law from advising about legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. They act in strict compliance with the requirements under the Land Title Act and can be counted on to be impartial.